MD/MPH Program

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Our MD/MPH program is one of only a few in the U.S. that offers the opportunity to obtain both the medical and public health degrees in four years. The MD/MPH program offers a four-year curriculum that truly integrates much of the MD and the MPH coursework. Several new courses in both the MD curriculum and the MPH curriculum have been developed in order to enhance this integration. This is not a program that merely delivers two separate degrees. The integrated curriculum addresses the knowledge, skills, and experiences fundamental to those competencies required of a public health physician at the time of graduation from medical school.

In addition to providing an outstanding foundation in the sciences basic to the practice of medicine and the pathophysiology of disease, the first two years at the Miami medical campus emphasize building a foundation and a community perspective in the principles of public health. Students move to the regional campus in Palm Beach County for years three and four of the program where the emphasis is on applying those principles to the clinical practice of public health while working in community teaching hospitals and public health department clinics and programs.

The MPH coursework has been incorporated to the MD degree added without the need to replace any existing courses in the MD curriculum. This is accomplished by:

  • Beginning MPH studies the summer before starting medical school;
  • Completing MPH coursework during one afternoon, three hours per week, during parts of the first, second, and third years;
  • Using the shortened second year to complete MPH courses after taking the USMLE Step 1 examination and before starting the clinical clerkships;
  • Transferring nine credits of MD coursework to fulfill the 45-credits required for the MPH degree.
  • Average Program Duration:  4 years
  • Number of required credits:  211 total (36 MPH and 170.5 MD credits)

MD Curriculum

The total requirements for the MD portion of the MD/MPH joint degree are 170.5 credits. The credits must be completed to complete the core, internships, and electives requirements.

MPH Curriculum

The total requirements for the MPH portion of the MD/MPH joint degree are 36 credits. The credits must be completed to complete the core requirements.


For curriculum information and course descriptions, please click on the right.

Reminder: Prospective students must apply to the MD/MPH program through the AMCAS system.